Dear Wheego Enthusiast:
Happy Holidays from your friends at Wheego!
We are building 2013 cars now! Reservation holders – if you would like to switch your car color to blue, you may be able to get one more quickly! We have more blue available than any other color. Please email us to let us know
! (It’s a great shade of blue, shown below in last year’s Aloha Festival Parade in Hawaii!)
Sebastian Blanco wrote an update for AutoBlog Green – excerpts of the story are below.
Wheego ready with LiFe EV build plan, 100 due by end of 2012
The biggest problem that Wheego was having the last time we looked in on the company was getting the Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to sign off on temporary exemption to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards Regulations (FMVSSR) for its two-seat, all-electric Wheego Whip LiFe car. NHTSA granted the small electric vehicle company a waiver for an Electronic Stability Control (ESC) system that is good until the end of the year. Wheego is in the process of developing an ESC for the little car. And with that, things are moving forward.
Wheego's Leslie Nolen told AutoblogGreen that around a dozen rolling chassis landed in Long Beach in the first shipment earlier this fall, and the plan was for Wheego to start building them into the LiFe EVs at its Ontario, CA location as soon as they made it through customs. This assembly process includes putting in the battery, battery management system and dash. The goal is to build 100 by the end of the year and Nolen said almost all of them are spoken for by dealers. Wheego has 30 dealers around the country.
Looking further down the road, Nolen said Wheego is working on R&D for a small, all-electric SUV. The plan is to show this off at the New York Auto Show in the spring of 2013 and have it available for sale by the end of that year.
The GTE Federal Credit Union in St. Petersburg, Florida gave away a Wheego LiFe to one lucky customer. Watch the video of the give-away here!
Wheego welcomes two new employees: Jim Kemp (left) and Andrew Sickafoose. Jim and Andrew join the Technical Support team, helping keep our customers and their Wheego’s happy!
Wheego is on Pinterest now – check us out at pinterest.com/wheegoec. We have picture boards for our Wheego Whip LSV, LiFe, dealers and more.
Become a Wheego fan on facebook – stay in touch!
Follow us on twitter: @wheego
Find pics on Pinterest: Pinterest.com/wheegoec
As always, we thank you for your support. Please email your questions and suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Wheego Team